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Diego de Benavides y de la Cueva

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Diego de Benavides y de la Cueva, octavo conde de Santisteban del Puerto, marques de Solera was a Spanish military officer, diplomat, writer and colonial administrator. From December 31, 1661 to March 16, 1666 he was viceroy of Peru.

Benavides received a Humanistic education with the Jesuits of the Colegio Imperial de Madrid. [*]

He was a knight of the Order of Santiago and a gentleman of the king's bedchamber. He fought in Aragon and Portugal. After the 1643 war with Portugal, he was captain general of the Borders. Later he was governor of Galicia. In 1653 he was named viceroy ...

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